Aydin’s History and Touristic Places

Seyahat Rehberi


Aydın is rich in historical artifacts and tourist attractions. It is located between Turkey and famous world cities of the world.

Uveys Pasha Mosque: It was built in 1568 by Beylerbeyi Üveys Pasha of Egypt. The mosque, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1899, was rebuilt. The mosque burning in the Greek occupation was repaired in 1948 by the Directorate of Foundations.

Hasan Çelebi Mosque (Old-New Mosque): It was built in 1585 by Hasan Çelebi, brother of Üveys Pashan, Egypt beylerbeyi. The minaret was destroyed in the 1899 earthquake, and the mosque in the Greek occupation was ruined. Upon the repairs made later, it was started to be called as Old-New Mosque. The pulpit and the mihrab made of marble are very beautiful.

Ramazan Pasha Mosque: It was built in 1594 by Beylerbeyi Ramazan Pasha. In 1899 earthquake the minaret, mihrab and minbar were destroyed. In 1901, Sökeli Halil Pasha was rebuilt in a different way. The mosque, which had an important place in the history of National Struggle due to the fact that the resistance meeting was held here during the Greek invasion, suffered great damage during the occupation. Later, he was repaired by the Directorate of Foundations.

Ahmed Pasha Mosque (Ağaçarası Mosque): It was built by Ahmed Şemsi Pasha. Minaresi is also known as Red Minaret Mosque because it is from red brick.

Cihanoglu Mosque and Complex: It was built by Müderris Abdülaziz Efendi in 1756. One of the most important examples of Turkish baroque architecture, the mosque was destroyed during the Greek occupation. After 1950, he was repaired by the General Directorate of Foundations. The madrasa section was made in 1954 by the Foundation Student Dormitory.

Nasuh Pasha Complex: It was built in 1708 by Aydınlı Nasuh Pasha. The madrasa, a small mosque, has come to the han and the bath house.

Cihanzade Mustafa Bey Mosque (Çarşı Mosque): It is in Koçarlı. It was built by Mustafa Bey in the eighteenth century. The marble pulpit is decorated with baroque motifs.

İlyas Bey Mosque and Complex: It is near Balat village of Söke. It was built by İlyas Bey from Menteşeoğulları in 1404. The Beyliks are important because of their sum over the architectural features of the period. The mosque comes to the mosque, the madrasah and the tumulus. The tomb is in ruins. From the rooms of the madrasa, only one in the east direction is left.

Mehmed Paşa Caravanserai: It is in the coast of Kuşadası. Damat Mehmed Pasha was built in the beginning of the seventeenth century. The caravanserai, which was completely repaired in 1966, is now used as a hotel.

Milet Caravanserai: It was built by Menteşe Bey Ilyas Bey in front of the Milet Theater in the fifteenth century.

Miletus (Milmatos): An ancient city. Iyonya was a famous port city. The land that the Great Menderes dragged was lodged in the sea. In the period belonging to the Turks, Balat was an important commercial center close to Milet. Menteşeoğlu Ilyas Bey’s mosque, built in 1403 in Balat, is one of the most beautiful examples of Turkish architecture. The main remains in ruins in Milet are; Castle port abide, harbor hall, baths (Delphinios, Faustin), stadium, church, agora and Athane mabedir.

Priene (Güllübahçe): It is near the Söke. Lidyalılar was founded in time. Major ruins; Castles, fortifications, aqueducts, theaters, temples (Egypt, Athena, Alexander the Great, Demetler), agora, church and sacred house. Lydia, Persia and Rome were a great city of the devolution. The greatest characteristic is that it is built according to modern urban planning schemes.

Tralles (Old Aydın): There are stadiums, theater, victory monument and agora in the old ruins of Tralles. It was founded by Argoslular.

Magnesia: It is 37 km away from Aydın. Artemis Mabedi, the third century-old, has walls dating from the seventh century and the mosque of the 15th century.

Nyssa (Sultanhisar): The library belonging to the Roman devine, agora, tunnel, mabed and Turkish devrine belongs to the works.

Afrodisia: There are ruins of the city of Afrodisia in the Gevye village of Karacasu. The city in which the temple and the theater are located is surrounded by walls. Ion architecture is dominant in the temple.

Didyma (Didyma): In Didyma city ruins in Yenihisar, Apollonian Temple (sun worshipers) is the greatest temple in Anatolia. It was the center of fortune-tellers and astrologers in ancient times.

Alabanda: In the Araphisar village of Chine (by the lake) is the theater between the Alabanda Ruins, the Temple of Apollo.

Alinda: There are theaters, agora, waterway and fortifications in Alinda Hararabes near the village of Karpuzlu in Chine. It was founded by the Carian.

Amyzon: There are Amyzon Ruins in the village of Çavdar. Roman Mabdi is the main historical ruin.

Dilek Peninsula National Park: It is a region close to eleven thousand hectares. One part is in Kuşadası, the other part is in Söke borders. Besides the rich vegetation, there are historical monuments.

Madran Mountain: On the way to Aydın-Çine, it is a place of interest with forests and health waters.

Tavşanburnu: There is a promenade in the forest between Söke-Didim.

Kemer Dam, Paşa Plateau, Karacasu, Sultanhisar, Pınarbaşı and Tellidee are other recreational places.

Aydin Thermal Spring:  It is in the east of the city center. There are three pools, one indoor and one outdoor. There is no major health concern.

Imamkoy Thermal Spring: It is near Imamköy in the east of Aydın. It has a soothing effect in diseases that are beneficial to kidney disorders and painful diseases.

Alangüllü Kaplıcası: It is 12 km north of the Germencik district. It’s wooded. There are 38 rooms and 60 sheds in the spa. It is good for rheumatism and other painful diseases and skin diseases.

Mud Spa: It is located in Çamköy near Germencik county. Mud baths are good for painful diseases.

Silver Spa: It is in the west of the Germencik district. Drinking cures have regulatory and bile-removing effects on the function of the liver. Bath is useful for skin diseases and rheumatism.

Kemer-Sazlık Village Kükürtlü Kaplıcası: It is 9 km away from the town of Söke. It is beneficial for skin diseases.

Ortakçı Kaplıcası: It is near Ortakçı village of Nazilli. Drinking cures regulate the functioning of liver and gall bladder. It also has the effect of clearing the body’s metabolic debris.

Kızıldere Thermal Spring: It is on the border of Aydın-Denizli. There are 80-100 beds in the hotel. Drinking cures have a positive effect on the liver and gall bladder. Increases the activity of tissues that secrete in the digestive system. It regulates the operation of the pancreas.

Kuşadası Kaplıcası: It is 4 km south of the town of Kuşadası. The bath cursure system is utilized in the treatment of various pain and stiffness disorders.

Güzelçamlı Drink: It is near the sea, south of Kuşadası. Drinking cure has the effect of exile medicine. Gastrointestinal secretions of the gastrointestinal system increase secretion.

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